La Buteuse Brassin Spécial (Barrel Aged) - Le Trou Du Diable
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4.31/5 rDev +2.6%
Thanks BlogueDeBieres for this!
750 ml bottle poured into a tulip, bottle was a gucher, but didn't lose too much.
A- A clear golden/orange color with a two finger white head.
S- Tart crisp apples, some tart grapes, sweet, candy sugar, brandy, oak.
T- Tart apple, sweet malts, some candy sugar, brandy, oak, slightly earthy finish along with some floral notes. The base is a nice sweet Tripel and the barrel and the tartness work well with it.
M- Smooth, medium body.
O- A very nice beer, nose doesn't smell like a Tripel but the taste is very Tripel like. Flavors are well balanced, very enjoyable, worth seeking out.
08-09-2014 00:56:34 | More by larryi86
3.84/5 rDev -8.6%
Sampled at Vermont Brewfest. On-tap but maybe via bottle.
A-Hazy orange. Even the sample pour had some head to it.
S-Didn't even know it was a Tripel, had to look at my guide. Then I realized this was the barrel aged version. Made more sense afterwards. It's like the apple brandy barrel swept over the more aggressive aspects of the Tripel and soaked them in sweetness and mellowed them out a bit. It also added some light funk. Sweet barrel and apple with a perfumey aspect.
T-Interesting to say the least. Sweet brandy mixes with the maltiness of the beer. Funky yeast flavor. Sweet flowers. Booze soaked bread. Light wood. Pears and apples.
M-Creamy. A bit sticky. Some alcohol heat. Soft carbonation.
O-A treat. This one didn't stand out all too much at the time but thinking back on it now I kinda wished I was more ready to indulge in this beer.
07-22-2014 23:55:01 | More by VelvetExtract
4.29/5 rDev +2.1%
Bottle dated 02/12 750ml into snifter.
Special thanks to ricochet173 for another amazing bottle.
Was quite the gusher when opened. My counter enjoyed some of the spoils :-)
Hazy, unfiltered apple cider colored pour. Half finger, tight bubbled, fizzy off white head. Lacing is decent.
Sweet apples, tart grapes, some pear skin, slightly tart aroma with a touch of funk. Sweetness from the brandy, a light oakiness with a peppery finish.
Peppery and sweet, grapes, raisins, apples, a touch of lemon, some digestive cookies, a bit of alcohol and a little brandy in the finish.
Light to medium body, high carbonation, slightly warming.
05-01-2013 22:49:22 | More by korguy123
3.35/5 rDev -20.2%
A: Pours a hazy reddish-gold. Big fluffy off-white head. Fades slowly with excellent head retention. Little fluffs of lacing here and there but nothing substantial.
S: Strong fruity aroma. Apples mainly. Pear maybe? Some other fruits I can't quite identify. Very floral aroma. Big and sweet. Can almost smell pure sugar.
T: Apples and pears up front with some oak. Quite sweet. Maybe even some peach? Turns into a yeasty bread in the middle with some earthiness and black pepper. Get some old wet hay into the finish. Tart, funky and bitter - gets even stronger into the aftertaste. A little lingering, drying oak in the aftertaste too with some more black pepper.
M: Heavy and thick.
O: Meh. Tough to score. It has promise up front with the sweet fruity flavors and overall complexity but finishes like decaying grass which is unpleasant to say the least. I drain poured it, bleh.
12-31-2012 06:42:41 | More by Dope
La Buteuse Brassin Spécial (Barrel Aged) from Le Trou Du Diable
92 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.